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Food Safety & Recalls

Food Safety

According to the United States Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), an estimated 76 million cases of foodborne illnesses occur in the United States each year. This means that 1 in 4 americans are affected by foodborne illness each year. The majority of these cases are mild and cause symptoms for only a day or two. Some cases are more serious. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that there are 325,000 hospitalizations and 5,000 deaths related to foodborne illnesses each year. The most severe cases tend to occur in the very old, the very young, those who have a compromised immune system, and in healthy people exposed to a very high dose of an organism.

The North Central District Health Department's goal is to ensure food safety through education and inspection. Below you will find valuable information which will help prevent the contraction and spread of foodborne related illness and promote good public health practices

Be Food Safe - CDC

Gear Up For Food Safety - CDC

FoodSafety.gov 

U.S. Department of Agriculture

U.S. Food & Drug Administration 

New USDA Food Guidelines 

The Dangers of Raw Milk 

Food and Water Safety During Hurricanes, Power Outages, and Floods - Website; Or

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Refrigerator Thermometers: Cold Facts About Food Safety 

Safe Handling of Raw Produce and Fresh-Squeezed Fruit and Vegetables; Or

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Food Safety Tips for Travel

CDC Vital Signs™ — Make Food Safer to Eat. Clean - Separate - Cook - Chill: Each year, roughly 1 in 6 people in the US gets sick from eating contaminated food. The 1,000 or more reported outbreaks that happen each year reveal familiar culprits—Salmonella and other common germs. We know that reducing contamination works.

About NCDHD

The North Central District Health Department is a full-time Public Health Department with a full-time staff funded by its member towns and a annual per capita grant from the Connecticut State Department of Public Health

Our Mission is to prevent disease, injury, and disability by promoting and protecting the health and well-being of the public and our environment.

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